List of Billboard number-one country songs of 2015

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Little Big Town had a lengthy run at number one on the Hot Country Songs chart with "Girl Crush".

In 2015, Billboard magazine published two main charts ranking the top-performing country music songs in the United States. The Hot Country Songs chart ranked songs based on digital downloads, streaming, and airplay not only from country stations but from stations of all formats, a methodology introduced in 2012.[1] The Country Airplay listing, which had been published for the first time in 2012, was based solely on country radio airplay, a methodology which had previously been used for several decades for Hot Country Songs.[1] In 2015, 10 different songs topped the Hot Country Songs chart and 39 different songs topped Country Airplay in 52 issues of the magazine.

In the first issue of Billboard of the year, Craig Wayne Boyd entered the Hot Country Songs chart at number one with "My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face". Boyd, winner of season 7 of NBC's reality TV singing competition The Voice, was only the second artist in the chart's 57-year history to enter at number one.[2] After holding the top spot for a single week, however, the song achieved the unusual feat of dropping off the chart entirely the following week.[3] In addition to Boyd, one other artist was a first-time chart-topper on Hot Country Songs. Following a critically acclaimed performance at the 49th Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, Chris Stapleton's version of "Tennessee Whiskey", which had spent a single week at number 46 six months earlier,[4] re-entered at number one, despite never having been officially released as a single or serviced to radio.[5] Nine acts gained their first career country number ones by topping the airplay listing. Ashley Monroe made her first appearance at number one under her own name when she featured on Blake Shelton's hit "Lonely Tonight",[6] although she had previously reached the top spot as part of the group Pistol Annies, who had been featured on another of Shelton's songs two years earlier.[7] Between May and August, Tyler Farr,[8] Kelsea Ballerini,[9] Canaan Smith,[10] Michael Ray,[11] and the band A Thousand Horses[12] were all first-time chart-toppers, as was Grace Potter,[13] who was featured on veteran country star Kenny Chesney's song "Wild Child". Later in the year, the band Old Dominion and the duo Dan + Shay made their first appearances at number one.[14][15]

The group Little Big Town had the longest unbroken run at number one on Hot Country Songs, spending 13 consecutive weeks in the top spot with "Girl Crush" during the summer. Sam Hunt had the highest total number of weeks at number one, spending a total of 17 weeks atop the chart with "Take Your Time" and "House Party". Hunt was one of two acts with more than one chart-topper on the hybrid listing, along with Luke Bryan, who reached number one with "I See You", "Kick the Dust Up" and "Strip It Down". On the Country Airplay listing, songs had much shorter runs at number one; no song spent more than three consecutive weeks in the top spot, a feat achieved by three songs during the year: "Homegrown" by Zac Brown Band, "Save It for a Rainy Day" by Kenny Chesney and "I'm Comin' Over" by Chris Young. Chesney and Bryan tied for the most total weeks at number one, each spending five weeks in total atop the chart. The two singers also tied with Blake Shelton for the highest number of individual number ones, each taking three songs to the top spot during 2015. At the end of the year Blake Shelton was at number one on the airplay chart with "Gonna" and Thomas Rhett held the top position on Hot Country Songs with "Die a Happy Man", which would ultimately spend a total of 17 weeks at number one.[16]

Chart history[edit]

Hot Country Songs[edit]

A young man with dark hair wearing a black shirt, speaking into a microphone and holding a trophy
Luke Bryan spent the most weeks at number one on the Hot Country Songs chart.
A man with long hair and a beard, wearing a cowboy hat, singing into a microphone and playing a guitar
Chris Stapleton's "Tennessee Whiskey" went straight to number one after an acclaimed awards show performance.
Issue date Title Artist(s) Ref.
January 3 "My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face" Craig Wayne Boyd [17]
January 10 "Something in the Water" Carrie Underwood [18]
January 17 [19]
January 24 [20]
January 31 [21]
February 7 "I See You" Luke Bryan [22]
February 14 [23]
February 21 "Take Your Time" Sam Hunt [24]
February 28 [25]
March 7 [26]
March 14 [27]
March 21 [28]
March 28 [29]
April 4 [30]
April 11 [31]
April 18 [32]
April 25 [33]
May 2 [34]
May 9 "Girl Crush" Little Big Town [35]
May 16 [36]
May 23 [4]
May 30 [37]
June 6 [38]
June 13 [39]
June 20 [40]
June 27 [41]
July 4 [42]
July 11 [43]
July 18 [44]
July 25 [45]
August 1 [46]
August 8 "Kick the Dust Up" Luke Bryan [47]
August 15 [48]
August 22 "House Party" Sam Hunt [49]
August 29 [50]
September 5 [51]
September 12 [52]
September 19 [53]
September 26 [54]
October 3 "Strip It Down" Luke Bryan [55]
October 10 [56]
October 17 [57]
October 24 [58]
October 31 [59]
November 7 [60]
November 14 "Die a Happy Man" Thomas Rhett [61]
November 21 "Tennessee Whiskey" Chris Stapleton [62]
November 28 [63]
December 5 "Die a Happy Man" Thomas Rhett [64]
December 12 [65]
December 19 [66]
December 26 [67]

Country Airplay[edit]

A young man wearing a black cowboy hat and dark jacket
Chris Young spent three weeks at number one with "I'm Comin' Over.
A man with greying hair and beard stubble, wearing a dark shirt, singing into a microphone
Blake Shelton had three number ones on the Airplay chart during 2015.
Issue date Title Artist(s) Ref.
January 3 "Shotgun Rider" Tim McGraw [68]
January 10 [69]
January 17 "Perfect Storm" Brad Paisley [70]
January 24 [71]
January 31 "Til It's Gone" Kenny Chesney [72]
February 7 "Talladega" Eric Church [73]
February 14 "I See You" Luke Bryan [74]
February 21 [75]
February 28 "Sun Daze" Florida Georgia Line [76]
March 7 "Make Me Wanna" Thomas Rhett [77]
March 14 "Lonely Tonight" Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe [78]
March 21 "Just Gettin' Started" Jason Aldean [79]
March 28 "Mean to Me" Brett Eldredge [80]
April 4 "Ain't Worth the Whiskey" Cole Swindell [81]
April 11 "Homegrown" Zac Brown Band [82]
April 18 [83]
April 25 [84]
May 2 "Take Your Time" Sam Hunt [85]
May 9 "Say You Do" Dierks Bentley [86]
May 16 [87]
May 23 "Raise 'Em Up" Keith Urban featuring Eric Church [88]
May 30 "A Guy Walks Into a Bar" Tyler Farr [89]
June 6 "Don't It" Billy Currington [90]
June 13 "Smoke" A Thousand Horses [91]
June 20 "Sippin' on Fire" Florida Georgia Line [92]
June 27 "Wild Child" Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter [93]
July 4 "Love Me Like You Mean It" Kelsea Ballerini [94]
July 11 "Sangria" Blake Shelton [95]
July 18 [96]
July 25 "Love You Like That" Canaan Smith [97]
August 1 "Tonight Looks Good on You" Jason Aldean [98]
August 8 "One Hell of an Amen" Brantley Gilbert [99]
August 15 "Kick the Dust Up" Luke Bryan [100]
August 22 "Kiss You in the Morning" Michael Ray [101]
August 29 "Loving You Easy" Zac Brown Band [102]
September 5 "Young & Crazy" Frankie Ballard [103]
September 12 "House Party" Sam Hunt [104]
September 19 "Hell of a Night" Dustin Lynch [105]
September 26 "Crash and Burn" Thomas Rhett [106]
October 3 "Save It for a Rainy Day" Kenny Chesney [107]
October 10 [108]
October 17 [109]
October 24 "Lose My Mind" Brett Eldredge [110]
October 31 "Strip It Down" Luke Bryan [111]
November 7 [112]
November 14 "Break Up with Him" Old Dominion [113]
November 21 [114]
November 28 "I'm Comin' Over" Chris Young [115]
December 5 [116]
December 12 [117]
December 19 "Nothin' Like You" Dan + Shay [118]
December 26 "Gonna" Blake Shelton [119]

See also[edit]

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